Monday, February 7, 2011

Autonomous Churches of the Moscow Patriarchate Remain Autonomous

Despite accusations to the contrary the recent Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church did not amend or abolish the status of the autonomous Local Orthodox Churches that are under the Moscow Patriarchate. All live according to the tomoses that established them, which can only be amended under special conditions. As with other autonomous Local Orthodox Churches, those under the Moscow Patriarchate are required to commemorate the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus', and to participate in the wider life of the Russian Orthodox Church worldwide. More here.

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